‘Bright prospects’ as Shannon Airport passenger numbers up 300 per cent

A further boost is expected from May this year when a new daily non-stop seasonal service to Chicago commences

Mary Considine, chief executive of Shannon Airport Group

Passenger numbers at Shannon Airport increased by 300 per cent last year compared to 2021, as the travel sector recovered from Covid-19 restrictions.

The group welcomed over 1.51 million passengers to the airport in 2022, an 88 per cent recovery on 2019 passenger levels, according to a statement from the airport operator.

European services recovered strongly in 2022 with over 532,000 passengers travelling through Shannon. This surpassed 2019 pre-pandemic levels by 7 per cent, and ...